TI achieves ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 Process Certification from TUV SUD for SafeTI™ functional safety hardware development

  TI achieves ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 Process Certification from TUV SUD for
            SafeTI™ functional safety hardware development process

Certification by independent third-party assessor TUV SUD affirms TI's
commitment to functional safety markets.

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, March 21, 2013

HOUSTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)
(NASDAQ: TXN) announces that its SafeTI^™  functional safety hardware
development process is now certified as suitable for development of ISO 26262
and IEC 61508 compliant components. TI achieved this process certification
from TUV SUD, an internationally recognized and accredited independent
assessor of compliance to quality, safety, and security standards. The
certificate demonstrates TI's commitment to have a process suitable for
developing hardware components that are compliant to ISO 26262 and IEC 61508*.

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Announced last year, SafeTI functional safety design packages help TI's
customers manage both systematic and random failures, so they can design their
functional safety systems. SafeTI design packages help customers comply with
international functional safety standards such as ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 for
applications in transportation, industrial, medical, railway and other areas
where functional safety is important. SafeTI design packages include five key
components for functional safety:

1.Functional safety-enabled semiconductor componentsdeveloped as
    safety-standard- compliant items to help enable designers build safe
    systems with confidence.
2.Safety documents, tools and softwareto decrease development and
    certification time. SafeTI documents include a Safety Manual detailing
    product safety architecture and recommended usage, Safety Analysis Report
    including details of safety analysis and Safety Report summarizing
    compliance to targeted standards.
3.Complementary embedded processing and analog components work together to
    help designers meet safety standards.
4.Quality manufacturing processes to help address systematic failures. The
    corporate quality process used is ISO 9001 and/or ISO/TS 16949 (including
    AEC-Q100 for automotive) to enable the customer to deliver robust
5.Safety development processcertified suitable for development of IEC
    61508- and/or ISO 26262-compliant semiconductors by TUV SUD. An
    assessment report and certificate of compliance is available in English,
    Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

Find out more about SafeTI design packages:

  oSafeTI safety design packages: www.ti.com/safeti
  oVideo overview of SafeTI design packages: www.ti.com/hercules-safeti-pr-v
  oHercules™ safety microcontrollers: www.ti.com/hercules
  oTPS65301-Q1 safety qualified power management ICs:
  oDRV3201-Q1 safety qualified motor driver IC: www.ti.com/product/drv3201-q1

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and
manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By
employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the
future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the
future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.


SafeTI and Hercules are trademarks of Texas Instruments Incorporated. All
registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

*IEC 61508 is the international standard for functional safety of
electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems.

ISO 26262 is the adaptation of IEC 61508 to comply with needs specific to the
application sector of electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems within road

SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated

Website: http://www.ti.com
Contact: Christi Davidson, GolinHarris, +1-972-341-2584,
cdavidson@golinharris.com, or Patty Arellano, Texas Instruments,
+1-214-567-7828, parellano@ti.com
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